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Bass Pro Resort

Extension Granted

Post Date:09/17/2018 2:47 PM

Bass Pro has asked for an extension of their "due diligence" time to ensure that the Okeetantie project is viable.  At the Sept. 13  Board of County Commissioners meeting the Commissioners agreed to Bass Pro’s request for a 3-month extension which means that a decision of moving forward on this project has been delayed till January 2019. Below is an excerpt from the Bass Pro proposal for this area:

“We believe that we are the most qualified partner to design, develop and operate a high-quality fishing resort on the most notable bass fishing lake in America,” Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops founder, wrote in their bid on the project. “We also feel that the strength of our company and its marketing horse power make us the very best marketing partner to promote this great fishing destination.

“For over 30 years Bass Pro Shops has been sharing outdoor passions through our nature-based Resort Division. From our previous personal visits to this property, as well as the many years spent fishing there, I believe our company is the absolute best long term partner to develop the amazing lake front property known as Okee-Tantie.

“We are very passionate and serious about committing to invest our time and resources to develop this property in a first-class manner,” Mr. Morris wrote.

The proposal overview states: “Our vision, as detailed within this document, is to create a nature-based, fishing resort destination that offers all visitors a variety of world-class accommodations, state-of-the-art marina facilities for fishing and boating, and genuine world-class hospitality.”

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Okeechobee County Tourism is looking forward to working with the Bass Pro team!